2. Places to buy
In small groups have students discuss the benefits and disadvantages of buying face-to-face, online, from shop trucks, mobile traders, and second-hand shops. They can build a pros and cons list for each option and share their lists with the class.
An example of a pros and cons list:
- You can see what you are buying.
- You can talk to the seller and ask questions about your purchases.
- You get your purchases straight away.
- You can go back to the shop if there is a problem with your purchases.
- You have to go to the store.
- The goods might be more expensive than they are online.
- There might not be as much choice.
Links to home – Students can ask families and whānau about their shopping experiences. How do they prefer to shop? What do they think are the benefits and disadvantages of shopping face-to-face, online, through shop trucks, mobile traders, or second-hand shops? Have they had any bad shopping experiences? Students can use this information to add additional ideas to their pros and cons lists.
3. Online savvy
Students investigate what consumers need to look out for when shopping online. They can contact the Citizens’ Advice Bureau(external link) to research how to shop online safely, or they can phone or email their local bureau to get advice.
Alternatively, students can research websites to compile a list of tips for online shopping safety. Useful websites include:
Have students each choose one item from the class decision-making grid and research the online websites it can be purchased from. Students can record:
- How many different businesses in New Zealand sell this item?
- Can this item be purchased from overseas? Where are the overseas sellers based?
- How is the item described on the websites?
- Which website provides the most useful information?
- What is the range of prices for this item?
- Using the online shopping safety tips they have learnt, which websites would they purchase your item from. Why?
4. Where would you shop?
Students can evaluate the information they have gathered during module 2 and decide on the best places to buy their selected items. In pairs, have them justify their choices.
Vocabulary for module 2 includes:
- consumer protection
- online shopping
- second-hand goods
- pros and cons.
|Te reo Pākēha||Te reo Māori|
|Spend your money wisely.
||Kia āta whakapaua te pūtea.